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Old 07-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #16
Start IP 6/6/2013
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Virginia
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S/C/G: 199/153/120

Height: 5ft


Originally Posted by lisa32989 View Post
I was like that for about 10 months! Gradually I started to feel like I could actually maintain a lower weight, healthier lifestyle, which includes monitoring my food intake and my exercise.
Then I knew phasing off wouldn't be so scary. My Fitness Pal has been a huge help with that!

Excessive heat is just one more reason why the scale doesn't tell the whole story of our weight loss journey. Lets make sure we're not falling prey to worshiping the scale. It is ONE tool on this fantastic journey.

I haven't been on the scale in 3 weeks (away from home. Every scale is different). I put on some jeans last nite (heat wave ended here) and they were definitely bigger than last time I wore them. Still headed in the right direction, scale or no scale, heat or no heat, P1 or P3!

Thanks Lisa for the encouragement! I agree that I need to back off the scale a bit. IP has actually worked for me already even though I feel bloated most of the time. I think taking the enzymes helps that a bit. I thought it might be due to too much sodium but I don't use a lot of salt beyond what is recommended. I think it is just how my body responds to protein shakes. My coach does not seem concerned.

Congratulations on your continued success! It is so inspirational to hear the wisdom that comes from this site!!
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